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Great for group visits!

Around 15,000 trees and shrubs from all over the globe offer the perfect setting for groups to escape, relax and have an adventure.

Group visits to Westonbirt Arboretum are a breeze.

With dedicated coach drop-off points and parking near to our Welcome Building, you’ll find a warm welcome from our friendly team of staff and volunteers.

Our fantastic group rates apply to groups of 10 people or more and can be secured by pre-paying in advance. Please note that bookings can only be made Monday - Friday.

STIHL Treetop Walkway

Experience trees like never before, with a trip into the canopy which is accessible for all!

As well as providing the stunning opportunity to get into the trees at canopy level, the walkway enables flat access to Silk Wood for visitors in wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

This stunning part of the arboretum features a combination of ancient woodland and ornamental planting previously only accessible via a steep valley path. Find out more!

Food and shopping

Westonbirt Restaurant offers food prepared and cooked onsite, whilst the cafe, open at peak times in the summer and autumn, serves take-away teas, coffees and a range of hot and cold snacks.

The Westonbirt Shop has been given a new lease of life by new owners, having recently been refitted to offer a fresh look along with a large range of local and regional foodie gifts including preserves, honey, confectionery and biscuits.


Westonbirt Arboretum is an accessible site for all abilities, with wheelchairs and mobility scooters available for free use when booked in advance - call 0300 067 4861.

Last updated: 27th September 2017

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Postcode: GL8 8QS

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Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890

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